Mommy & Mimosas

This past Sunday May 20, 2018, I had the pleasure of being the panel moderator at the Mommy & Mimosas event hosted by Nisha Hopkins, of Pretty in Power Coaching Agency and the Mogul Mom Society.  The day was filled with sisterhood, a dynamic panel, good food, vendors and of course mimosas.  The women were able to share, ask questions engage each other and learn from one another.

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The panel included women who were entrepreneurs, authors, professionals all of them moms.  The panelist and guest were able to engage a variety of topics and questions from dating as a single mom, to how to support your partner while you both chase your dreams.  There were also moms in attendance who has lost children, and they too opened up and shared their stories as well.

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With Nisha Hopkins

 

The event started with speaker Raven Kay founder of She Who Wins Movement.  The panel included Keyonda Pyles, from the blog arealurbanmom.com, Kenyetta Watkins of Just Like You Inc., a mentoring program for teen parents and high school students.  Shenita Hurt, author of Divorced, Now What? and founder of ReNewHer LLC., Dominique  Williams, author and empowerment speaker and of course the visionary and host Nisha Hopkins.

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Mommy and Mimosa Panelist

Nisha did a fantastic job of celebrating moms but also creating an atmosphere of sisterhood and an environment conducive to support, encouragement and growth.  Even though I am not a mom, I could still relate to the issues and struggles that many of the women faced.  The conversation flowed, the mimosas flowed and at times the tears flowed.  It was an amazing day and a get demonstration of how African American women can come together, support, uplift and encourage each other.  Nisha’s next mommy event coming October 2018.

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Keyonda Pyles, Me and Nisha Hopkins
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Work Life Balance

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Work life balance.  We are all searching for it, we all want it.  We want to be able to do all things impeccably and still have the time, attention and energy to do whatever else we desire to do.  Sounds good, but it doesn’t always happen.  So what do you do to find or achieve work life balance and is it possible?

I think the first thing that we need to understand is that work/life balance will look different on different days.  If there are days when you have more appointments than usual, then your work/life balance will be different on that day as opposed to a day when there are no additional duties, appointments or responsibilities.  Additionally, if you work outside of the home, your work life balance will also be different compared to someone who works from home.  The same if you are single or married, have children or no children.  For each individual, work/life balance will be something different.

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The key to finding work/life balance is to find what works for you.  No one can give you the perfect roadmap or manual on how to run your life, so figure out what works best for you.  You can listen and take bits and pieces from others but it is up to you to construct that unique puzzle that make the best life for yourself.  You are the best judge in knowing and understanding how work/life balance best fits into your life.

I know personally, it is difficult for me to do anything other than the basics early in the morning.  Outside of shower, dressing, makeup, devotion, journaling and coffee, my mornings are shot.  If I add anything else to this list, I will end up rushing, running late and being frustrated.  So I don’t add anything else.  I enjoy afternoon or evening workouts.  I used to workout before bed and shower, that was the best sleep ever. The key is that I had to adjust my schedule and do what was best me for and for my life.  It is ultimately up to you to figure out what works.

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Work Life balance is possible.  It really can happen.  It is just up to you to be realistic, find what works for you, make a schedule, and stick to it.  We can do it all, have it all and be successful, we just have to figure out the best way to do it.  Good luck on your road to work/life balance.  Tell me about your journey and how you are enjoying the destination.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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